Week 6 of the NFL season has arrived and this week is the first bye week of the first 17-game season. Players for the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers will be able to rest up this week, as they all have byes.
Some teams aren’t as lucky, the 4-1 Buccaneers will travel to the City of Brotherly Love to take on the 2-3 Eagles on Thursday Night Football. In a short week, the Eagles are coming off a comeback road victory over the 3-2 Panthers. Philly may be without 3-time Pro Bowl LT Lane Johnson in Thursday’s matchup due to a personal matter. If Johnson isn’t able to play, QB Jalen Hurts will be feeling the pressure from one of the best defensive lineman duos of Ndamukong Suh and Vita Vea. Plus, QB Tom Brady will be looking to get revenge against the Eagles after he was defeated in Super Bowl LII.
The second national game of the week is an early morning affair when Florida’s other two teams are exported to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. The second and final game of this year’s NFL International Series is a matchup between the 0-5 Jaguars and the 1-4 Dolphins. The NFL is trying to expand the game across the pond with the International Series; however, this week’s game is between two of the worst teams in the league. Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer has had a tumultuous season filled with controversy, and one has to wonder if they lose on Sunday, will he be on the flight back home. Meanwhile, the ‘Fins have been sinking, after leaving New England with a win in Week 1, they have dropped their previous 4 games by an average of 19 points.
A couple of 2-3 teams will be under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football. The Russell Wilson-less Seahawks will travel to the City of Bridges to take on an aging Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. With Wilson out, the Seahawks are expected to start Geno Smith in an important game to stay afloat in a tough NFC West. Big Ben and the Steelers are floundering in the AFC North and are currently in last place. Last week, they were able to hand the Broncos their first loss, and they will need a similar performance to pull off another win.
The last national game of the week is an AFC matchup between the 3-2 Titans and 4-1 Bills. The Titans lead the all-time series 29-19 but the Bills are playing like the best team in the AFC this season. Bills QB Josh Allen is coming off a big game against the defending AFC Champions Kansas City Chiefs. Allen’s play combined with Buffalo’s defense has the Bills in the driver seat in the AFC East. The Titans are a tough team and their RB Derrick Henry leads the NFL in rushing attempts, yards, and TDs, with 142, 640, and 7, respectively. Henry has picked up where he left off last season, where he rushed for over 2,000 yards, a number that he’s on pace to break again due to the extended season.
With 14 games taking place across the league this week, cord cutters have plenty of options when it comes to watching their favorite team. Find out how to watch Week 6 of the NFL season below.
Thursday, Oct. 14
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles||8:20 PM||FOX/NFLN/AMAZON|
Sunday, Oct. 17
|Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars (London)||9:30 AM||CBS|
|Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants||1:00 PM||FOX|
|Kansas City Chiefs at Washington Football Team||1:00 PM||CBS|
|Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns||4:05 PM||FOX|
|Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos||4:25 PM||CBS|
|Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots||4:25 PM||CBS|
|Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers||8:20 PM||NBC|
Monday, Oct. 18
|Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans||8:15 PM||ESPN|
How to Watch Week 6 of the NFL Season Without Cable
Fans will have plenty of options to watch all their favorite NFL teams and stars compete on the gridiron without spending a fortune.
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to find out which affiliate in your area will broadcast the local games on CBS, FOX, and NBC.
Select games will be available to stream through NFL digital properties such as NFL.com, the NFL app, and the digital properties of the respective teams. Plus, fans can watch the game on their phones via the Yahoo Sports app.
Most of the major subscription live TV streaming services carry this week’s games, so fans can watch the game from anywhere.
- DIRECTV Stream has CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC for only $70/mo.
- fuboTV offers CBS, ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, and FOX in their Family package for $65/mo. Sports Plus with NFL RedZone is only $10.99/mo for fans who want to watch every score and the biggest plays around the league on NFL RedZone.
- Hulu + Live TV includes CBS, ESPN, FOX, and NBC for only $65/mo. Fans can watch the biggest plays of the day on NFL RedZone with the Sports add-on for only $10/mo.
- Sling TV includes ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, and FOX with their Orange + Blue package for only $50/mo. Big plays, highlights, scores, and the best moments of the day are available on NFL RedZone with the Sports Extra add-on package for $11/mo.
- Vidgo offers NFL Network, ESPN, and FOX for only $55/mo.; however, new and returning subscribers can take advantage of their $10/mo. special. Vidgo is the perfect service to catch all the big scores of the day as it includes NFL RedZone.
- YouTube TV has CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC, and NFL Network for only $65/mo. With the Sports Plus add-on, fans can watch the biggest plays and scores on NFL RedZone for $11/mo.
- Peacock Premium subscribers can watch every Sunday Night Football game, Thanksgiving Day game, and Super Bowl LVI for only $5/mo.
- Paramount+ is an inexpensive way to watch live games on CBS for only $9.99/month or $99.99/year.
- Prime Video will be broadcasting Thursday Night Football and will soon become its exclusive home. The streaming service will have a loaded schedule of games over the upcoming weeks. Fans can subscribe to Amazon Prime for $12.99 per month or $119 per year and get access to Prime Video, Free Two-Day Shipping, Amazon Music Prime, and much more. For 8.99 per month, fans can subscribe to Prime Video to watch TNF, thousands of TV shows, and movies.
Predicting the Winners
Of the 14-games happening this week, fans can be sure to expect some upsets as the season starts wearing teams down. We are a third of the way through the season and there are a select few teams that look like they have a legit chance at winning the Super Bowl. Here are our predictions of the Week 6 winners below.